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2017 Chevy Bolt Awarded IIHS Top Safety Pick

Valley Chevrolet Phoenix - 2017 Bolt Receives IIHS Top Safety Award The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is the first all-electric vehicle to earn the IIHS Top Safety Pick award this year. According to IIHS, the Bolt earned superb ratings in all five of their crash tests — (i) moderate overlap front, (ii) small overlap front, (iii) side impact, (iv) roof strength, and (v) head restraints.

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Chevy Bolt IIHS Crashworthiness Tests

Here are the official crash test videos via IIHS.

VIDEO: Chevrolet Bolt IIHS Moderate Overlap Front Test

VIDEO: Chevrolet Bolt IIHS Small Overlap Front Test

VIDEO: Chevrolet Bolt IIHS Side Impact Test


The car avoided collisions in IIHS track tests at 12 mph and 25 mph, and the system has a forward collision warning component that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration criteria.

To earn a TOP SAFETY PICK award, a vehicle must have good ratings in all five crashworthiness tests and an available front crash prevention system with a superior or advanced rating. Vehicles that meet those criteria and also have good or acceptable headlights earn TOP SAFETY PICK+.
The only drawback to the Bolt's IIHS test is its headlights. Apparently, they only provide fair to good visibility and produce an excessive glare for oncoming vehicle's drivers. Read more: IIHS: Chevrolet Bolt earns IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK award

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